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Remembering our Anzacs

Lady Allum residents share their stories about the war as they make poppies in preparation for their annual Anzac Day commemorations. Others pinned the names of lost family members on the Cross of Remembrance.

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Living with Dementia: Trixie’s story

Trixie knows what it’s like to live with dementia. She regularly helped out at the Alzheimers Nelson day care programme, but then Trixie herself began experiencing symptoms of dementia.

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Living Life to the fullest

It’s not just the young that are busy living life to the fullest. Our residents are very busy indeed - and just because you didn't do an activity in your younger years, doesn't mean it's too late to try something new.

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Picnic and petanque anyone?

Nothing beats a day out in the sunshine and, as we move into autumn, Gracelands residents are keen to take advantage of the final days of summer with a picnic and petanque in Jean's garden.

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Thriving by being active

We've all heard the expression "use it or lose it". Exercise holds the key to keeping something that is dear to us all, our independence. The good news is that there is something for everyone when it comes to staying active.

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Visiting makes transition easier

It can be a little overwhelming to visit someone who is in rest home or hospital care, especially in the early days. But residents can and do thrive in their new home and your visits can help ease the transition.

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Finding some jobs for the boys

It's no news to anyone that men are different from women. That doesn't change when they get to the third age. Sure, their abilities might have lessened a little but their interests need to be nutured to keep body and mind ticking along.

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Gracelands wins for best Aged Care facility

Gracelands Rest Home and Village voted 'Best Aged Care' and achieved top marks in the 'Best Retirement Village' category at the 2015 Aged Advisor People's Choice Awards.

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Oceania's Rodney Phillips wins top chef award

Life isn’t easy when you have a bleeding disorder. But Rodney was able to rise above it all and succeed in his chosen field. Rodney talks about life with haemophilia, and winning a prestigious award.

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